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Latif unimpressed with Pakistan playing two-Test series against lowly Zimbabwe

Pakistan are on the verge of a comprehensive Test series win against the Zimbabwe

Latif unimpressed with Pakistan playing two-Test series against lowly Zimbabwe PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan’s former wicketkeeper-batsman Rashid Latif is unimpressed with the Men in Green playing two-match Test series against a lowly Zimbabwe side.

The former captain believes that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should ensure that they play more matches against top-ranked sides, without worrying about the outcome.

“Pakistan plays very few Test matches so getting four Tests in three months is good for our cricket. But while planning for future matches, PCB should look at the teams we are playing. We could have added one more Test match in the series against South Africa, while playing only one against Zimbabwe,” said Latif while speaking on his official YouTube channel.

“When we face England, Australia and New Zealand, increase the Test matches because people want to see those two teams play. Don’t worry about winning and losing matches. We are already not playing against India and there are only five or six other teams that we should play,” he added.

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Left-arm spinner Nauman Ali took five wickets as Pakistan closed in on victory by an innings having reduced hosts Zimbabwe to 220 for nine at the close on the third day of the second and final Test at the Harare Sports Club on Sunday.

Zimbabwe, who still trail by 158 runs, lost 15 wickets on the day having been dismissed earlier for 132 in their first innings, but held out in the fading light to force the game into a fourth day.

Pakistan are on the verge of series win, having won the first Test by an innings and 116 runs.